Thursday, June 19, 2008

A Bog Blog Posting

I have always loved visiting bogs and seeing the fantastic plants that grow in that environment. Bog plants symbolize ingenuity and perseverance to me -- their strategies for survival are fascinating.

The Round-leaved Sundew in the photograph is a carnivorous plant that grows in bogs. They are quite small -- these leaves are only about a centimeter wide, and are covered with hairs that each have a drop of sticky fluid. Insects can get stuck on the hairs, and the plant slowly absorbs the nutrients from the insect.

. . . Rob Williams